Trustee | Christian Kiwisaver Scheme

Trustee

The New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Board is the Manager and Trustee of the Christian KiwiSaver Scheme.

We are blessed to have people serving on the Board who are committed to the Scheme and to the other retirement schemes and services the Board offers to the Anglican community and the broader Christian community in New Zealand.

The Board consists of eight members. They are a mix of specialist appointments and representatives from Church bodies.

The Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 requires that one Board member be a Licensed Independent Trustee, and Brendan O’Donovan is the current Licensed Independent Trustee member of the Board.

The current members of the Board are:

The Very Reverend Lawrence Kimberley (Chair) – BCom, ACA, BTheol
Lawrence is the Dean of Christchurch Cathedral and a member of the Christchurch Diocesan Pension Committee. Lawrence was appointed by representatives of the Dioceses in New Zealand and has been on the Board since 2000.

Merv Gaskin (Deputy Chair) LLB
Merv is a partner in a Lower Hutt law firm. Merv was appointed by the Standing Committee of the General Synod / te Hīnota Whānui and has been on the Board since 1986.

Brendan O’Donovan (Licensed Independent Trustee) – MCom (Hons)
Brendan is a professional director with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. His most recent corporate role was as Chief Economist of Westpac Banking Group NZ. He is on the trustee boards of a number of retirement schemes and serves as an adviser to Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee. Brendan was appointed to the Board by the Standing Committee of General Synod/te Hīnota Whānui as the Board’s Licensed Independent Trustee on 1 April 2017.

The Venerable Don Rangi QSM
Don retired from public service in 2013 and is engaged as an Ecumenical Chaplain to Maori at Wellington Hospital (CCDHB). He is the Vicar General of Te Hui Amorangi ki te Upoko o te Ika. Don was appointed to the Board by representatives of Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa in 2016.

Tom Ricketts
Tom has worked in the banking industry for the majority of his professional life. He is currently a trustee of the Diocese of Polynesia, Chairman of HFC Bank and director of a number of companies in Fiji. He previously served as Chairman of Telecommunications Fiji Ltd and Deputy Chairman of the Fiji National Provident Fund. Tom was appointed to the Board by the Diocese of Polynesia in 2015.

Hugh Stevens – BSc, BE (Hons), MBA
Hugh has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years, both in New Zealand and overseas. He is CEO of Smartshares Limited. His investment industry knowledge benefits the Board. Hugh was appointed by the Standing Committee of the General Synod / te Hīnota Whānui and joined the Board in 2015.

The Reverend Vicki Sykes  BA, Dip.Tchg, LTh, Grad.Dipl. NFP Management, MSocP (Hons)
Vicki is self-employed and works as a consultant, supervisor, coach and director on several boards. She was previously Chief Executive of Friendship House, an ecumenical community and social services agency in Manukau, from 1998 to 2015. She has also worked in education and Anglican Parish ministry. Vicki was elected to the Board by the ordained ministers of the General Synod/te Hīnota Whānui in 2016.

David Wallace – MBA, BMus
David heads the contemporary wealth management team of a large financial services provider. David was appointed to the Board by the Standing Committee of the General Synod / te Hīnota Whānui, and has been on the Board since 2012.